The 7 most popular beaches in Southern California

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Southern California is known for its beautiful coastlines and equally beautiful beaches. However, one of the downsides to these beaches is that they can get incredibly crowded, especially in the summer months. If you’re looking for beaches that are a little more remote, then this list is for you. Here are 7 such beaches in Southern California!

The 7 most popular beaches in Southern California

1. Torrance Beach

Torrance Beach, located in the city of the same name, is a great beach in Los Angeles County. Torrance Beach is easily accessible and offers a variety of facilities for visitors, including showers and restrooms. Although it’s less well-known than beaches like Redondo Beach, its location means it still attracts a lot of people in the summer, making it a great choice for those looking for a clean, generally less crowded beach in Los Angeles. county, but not such a great choice for those looking for a completely secluded getaway.

Torrance Beach

2. Beach of a thousand steps

Thousand Steps Beach doesn’t require a thousand steps, but it does include some pretty steep steps down to the beach. One advantage of the number of stairs is that they limit visitors somewhat. It’s also worth the trip – once there you can explore a gorgeous sandy beach, tide pools and even a cave. Most of the beach is accessible at low tide, so visitors may want to check when this is when planning their visit.

The beach is a thousand steps away

3. La Piedra State Beach

La Piedra State Beach is a beautiful beach in Malibu. The most remote of the three beaches in Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Park. If you are looking for a truly secluded beach, this is the option for you. Although La Piedra doesn’t offer amenities and requires a steep flight of stairs to get to, you’ll likely be sharing the beach with only a few other people.

La Piedra State Beach

4. El Matador State Beach

El Matador State Beach is another beach in Robert Meyer Memorial State Park. Although slightly more popular than La Piedra, it’s also easy to get to and has some great rock formations.

El Matador State Beach

5. Stone stairs beach

This smaller beach in Encinitas is another great option for those looking to escape to a truly remote location. Like the “Thousand Steps”, you’ll climb a steep flight of stairs to get to this beach, but once you’re there, you’ll likely enjoy your fair share of solitude.

Stone Steps Beach

6. Torrey Pines State Beach

For those living in the San Diego area, Torrey Pines State Beach can be another great choice to visit. This beach is more popular than some of the others on this list, but there are often quieter areas. Additionally, there are some great hiking trails nearby that are also fun to explore.

    Torrey Pines State Beach

7. Terranea Cove Beach

This rocky beach was featured in the movie The Lost Boys. Part of the Terranea resort, the beach area is open to the public and outdoor parking is available. The main attraction of this beach is the stunning sea cave, as well as the wonderful views of the ocean. However, the area is quite rocky – those looking to get some tan might want to check out another beach on this list.

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